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Maltese Recipes


Malta lies at the center of the Mediterranean, and has a long history of contact with other nations. The islands' geography and history is very much reflected in Maltese cuisine, which contains many typical elements of Mediterranean cuisine, and is especially influenced by Moorish and Italian cuisine.

Some popular Maltese dishes include:
  • Aljotta - A tomato and fish soup, flavored with herbs and garlic, and often served over rice.

  • Bigilla - A dip made from mashed dried broad beans. Sometimes, but always, it is flavored with chillies.

  • Bragjoli - A mixture of breadcrumbs, with bacon, cheese and eggs, wrapped ina thin slice of beef.

  • Brodu - A meat (chicken or beef) and vegetable broth, served with pasta.

  • Fenkata - Lightly fried rabbit meat, which is then cooked with gravy or tomato sauce as a casserole for several hours.

  • Imqaret - A deep-fried pastry containing dates.

  • Kapunata - The Maltese version of ratatouille. Kapunata may be served hot or cold, and is sometimes even used as a topping for pizzas.

  • Kusksu - A thick soup made with chicken stock, pasta beads (also known as "kusksu"), broad beans, onions and tomato paste, flavored with garlic.

  • Laham taz-ziemel - Stallion meat in a white wine sauce.

  • Lampuka - Mahi-mahi, which may either be pan-fried with olive oil, made into fish pies, or oven-baked with a tomato and white wine sauce.

  • Minestra - A thick and hearty vegetable soup, particularly popular during the Winter months. Minestra is usually eaten with crusty bread known as "hobza".

  • Soppa ta' l-armla - "Widow's soup" - A variant of minestra, which people traditonally gave to poor widows in their neighborhoods. Fresh gbejniet (small, round cheeses, made from sheep's milk) are added, and these melt in the soup, and finally, raw eggs, which coagulate the soup, are added.

  • Mqarrun il-Forn - Baked macaroni with bolognese sauce and egg. There are quite a few variations of the recipe, for example peas and bacon are added in some variants. In all versions of the dish, the pasta is either topped with bescamella (white sauce), or a layer of grated cheese.

  • Pastizzi - Pastry stuffed with ricotta or a mushy pea mixture.

  • Ross il-Forn - Baked rice. This dish is similar to Mqarrun il-Forn, but with rice instead of macaroni, and the addition of curry.

  • Timpana - A pastry covered version of Mqarrun il-Forn (baked macaroni). A small amount of ground (minced) beef, and sometimes hard-boiled eggs, are added, then then the whole thing is encased in a pastry crust.

  • Qargha Baghli - Stuffed marrows with ground (minced) beef and parsley. Qargha Baghli may either be baked or made into a creamy soup.

  • Ravjul - The Maltese version of ravioli, filled with ricotta and parsley (and sometimes spinach), or with minced meat. The dish is covered with a tomato sauce and topped with cheese.

  • Zalzett tal-Malti - A traditional Maltese sausage made from pork and flavored with black peppercorns, coriander seeds, parsley, sea salt, and sometimes garlic. There are many different varrieties, some of which are dried and others that are eaten fresh. Additionally, there are versions of Zalzett tal-Malti which are suitable to be eaten raw, and others that require cooking.
Maltese Sweet - Figolla Some popular Maltese desserts include:
  • Figolla - An biscuit stuffed with sweet ground almonds, and coated with icing. Figolla is traditionally at Easter, and made in shapes such as a fish or lamb (because of their Christian religious connotations), as well as hearts, ducks, rabbits, etc.

  • Helwa tat-Tork - "Turk's sweet" - The Maltese version of Halva.

  • Qaghaq ta' l-Ghasel - A light pastry ring made with treacle or honey. At one time, this dish was only eaten at Christmas, but nowadays, it is eaten all year round.

  • Pudina ta' l-Hobz - A bread pudding made from stale bread, soaked in water over night to soften it. The dish is prepared by adding milk, cocoa, sugar, dried fruit, and nuts, as well as, in some recipes, liqueurs.

  • Kwarezimal - Biscuits, traditionally eaten during Lent.
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Maltese Traditional Recipes.: Delicious Maltese Cooking.

By Joseph Vella

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Maltese Traditional Recipes.: Delicious Maltese Cooking.
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The Idea of this EBook is to Encourage Healthy andDelicious cooking The Maltese Way. Taught by Maltese Mothers and Granma’s of Old.This is a Collection of Maltese Recipes from varioussources put together for your enjoyment.All Credit is due to the effort of those who thought towrite down these recipes. So they won’t be lost.It is an ideal gift for those who grew up without learning cook Maltese. Who miss their Mum's Cooking and to also teach their Children Cooking the Maltese way.

Traditional Maltese Catholic Lenten Cookbook

By Hope and Life Press

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The "Traditional Maltese Catholic Lenten Cookbook" presents 45 recipes of various foods and drinks that the people of the Maltese Islands have consumed during Lent and Easter since the time of Saint Paul's Shipwreck in Malta. Using weights and measures in both American and metric systems, with cooking methods handed down intergenerationally often through oral transmission, this cookbook, which is the first of its kind, gives the reader mouth-watering recipes for soups, dips, main dishes, drinks, sweets, desserts, and coffee to enjoy, all of which are meatless and can be consumed not just during Lent, but throughout the whole year by the health-conscious. Included are delicious and timeless Maltese recipes of the main dishes, cakes and sweets traditionally consumed on Easter Sunday.

Cooking in Corktown: A variety of Maltese and other ethnic recipes of Detroit's oldest neighborhood

By Mr Dennis F Spiteri

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Traditional Maltese recipes and other ethnic cuisine such as, Hispanic, Cajun, French Canadian, African, Bosnien, Polish and more.

I Love Malteses: Blank Cookbook Recipe journal featuring 120 pages 6"x9"

By Rob Cole

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I Love Malteses: Blank Cookbook Recipe journal featuring 120 pages 6"x9"
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Blank Cookbook journal. Grab an apron and a pencil and starting jotting down your best recipes in this stylish blank cookbook. This blank recipe book is perfect for creating and sharing your personal recipes. You'll find it easy to organize your favorite meals created in your kitchen or passed down from family members.

Maltese: Cooking Made Easy: How To Easily Create Maltese Cuisine At Home (Maltese Recipes, Maltese Food, Mediterranean Diet, Arabic, For Beginners, Low Carb, Quick And Easy Recipes, Cookbook)

By Leon Cutajar

Released: 2014-03-15
Kindle Edition (31 pages)

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Cooking is very important to the Maltese way of life and meals with the family are a tradition that has endured with the passage of time.
Maltese cooking has evolved over millenia and as it's been passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth and each family has their own variation of the recipes contained in this book.
In this book you will find ten traditional Maltese recipes which are simple to make, using ingredients readily available in most parts of the world.



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"When I first saw this book I was intrigued. I had never heard of Maltese cooking, let alone seen a recipe book. Malta is a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, right between Sicily and Africa. Maltese cuisine is heavily influenced by a variety of Mediterranean cultures.

The recipes are all traditional Maltese recipes that have been handed down from family to family. There is a nice selection and variety of different kinds of meat, soup and dessert recipes. My favorite was the bread pudding (don't ask me to reproduce the name!) and the appetizer bean dip which is inspired.
This recipe book is a very nice introduction to Maltese cooking!"...................Rock Me




"Honestly i have no enough ideas about Maltese foods and some Maltese Mediterranean diet but this book help me to know everything i need to know. It introduces Maltese cuisine in such a simple way that it looks more universally appealing but the original tradition of Maltese cooking is still there. It is very helpful to all of us to know all the recipes and how to prepare it on every meal. This book is very well written and easy to read. Great book!".......................Mark Twain




"I LOVE Malta and the cuisine. I have visited the island nation several times and have always wanted to know more about the traditional recipes. The book could use a bit of editing, but is charmingly written in the vernacular, covering many regularly prepared authentic dishes handed down thru the generations using local ingredients"...............................T





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Cooking Recipes: 110 Pages of Empty Cooking Recipes Journal for DIY Baking Cookbook Note for Maltese Puppies and Dog Owners Lovers (Funny, Humorous and Cute Books and Journals)

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Do you love cooking and baking? Do you believe that preparing every meal is like love, and should be entered into with abandon or not at all? Then you need this Cooking Recipes - Blank Recipe Journal!

This efficient DIY cooking baking book allows you to organize your most used recipes for easy access. It is a great way to help you become more efficient and organized in the kitchen.

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Matte Cover With Funny Cute Graphic and Quotes of Lovely Puppy.

Table of Contents
With the list of recipe number, you can easily access the recipe whenever you need.

Easily Accessible Recipe Information
Easily identify recipes for different types of food with special call-outs. Easily determine cooking times, estimated calories, servings, and cost information with a quick glance.

Comfortable Size
The DIY Create Your Own Cookbook comes in a convenient 110 pages of 6x9 inches size paper allowing more room for capturing notes or larger handwriting to make your recipes easier to read. It still has room for plenty of recipes and is still light and easy to handle.

Recipe Ratings
Use the included, recipe rating, stars to easily identify the best recipes.

The Perfect Gift For Your Favorite Cook in this holiday season: Mother's Day, Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and Thanksgiving Day.

I Love Santa My Own Christmas Cookie Recipes: Cute Maltese Dog - Christmas Season Blank Empty Baking Recipe Book - To Write In Your Best Secret Family Recipes

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